Art That Matters: Black History Murals
It’s a misconception that history is boring! Connect art and Black History at these spots across metro Atlanta.
This fabric-inspired patchwork mural connects landmarks and leaders from African American history with the legacy of Auburn Avenue.
Location: 454 Irwin St. NE, Atlanta
Florist Marjorie Prothro was the first African American business owner of Hapeville.
Location: 3468 N. Fulton Ave., Hapeville
This mural celebrates the contributions and sacrifices of Atlanta Civil Rights activists by showing the generation of young students for whom they paved the way.
Location: 111 James P. Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta
Carrie Steele founded the Carrie Steele Pitts Home for Children to place children in the homes of loving families.
Location: Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail at Lee/Murphy Tunnel
“Hero Series: Representative John Lewis” by Loss Prevention
This large-scale mural depicts civil rights icon and former Congressman John Lewis.
Location: 219 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta
“Baptist Town” by Andrew Reid
This mural features scenes from Marietta’s historically African American Baptist Town neighborhood.
Location: 370 Montgomery St., Marietta
Ella Baker was a pillar in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Location: 970 MLK Dr. NW, Atlanta
View the legacy of four African American women educators and activists.
Location: 420 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta
“Dreams, Visions and Change” by Louis Delsarte
Located in the Peace Plaza near the MLK Visitors’ Center, this mural shows several famous civil rights leaders and figures, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Location: 450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta
“Herstory: Heroines of the West End” by Ashley Dopson
This mural depicts the lesser known civil and social rights activists in Atlanta’s West End community, including Cleta Winslow, Janice Sykes Rogers, Irene Dobbs Jackson and more.
Location: 888 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta
This mural is about Atlanta’s most prominent Civil Rights leaders and their courage and depicts Ralph David Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and John Lewis.
Location: 320 Sunset Ave. NW, Atlanta
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